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Country infoGhana

Statistics:
Population: 25.4 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 1’550/year (2012)
Poverty rate*: 29% (2006)
Literacy rate: 67% (2010)
Human Development Index: Index: 135th out of 187 countries (2012)

 

Ghana’s economy is growing ahead of the average for the Africa region. This is reflected in gradual improvements in the efficiency of public institutions. The country is on track to achieve five of eight Millennium Development Goals. Primary school enrolment has already reached 100 %. Secondary school enrolment lags at 51% for male students and 47% for female students. Improvements in maternal mortality rates have been slow and the target is unlikely to be met. Health care varies widely across the country, with urban centres generally well served and rural areas often with no health care at all. Similarly, water supply and sanitation still face a number of challenges, mainly due to neglect until the 1990s.

Sources: indexmundi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Archived project
Making electronic waste recycling safer
Pure Earth

 

The project aimed to provide 200 e-waste recyclers at the Agbogbloshie scrap metal site in Accra with mechanical wire strippers.

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Community fields
The Swiss Foundation of the International Social Service (SFISS)

 

The project in Ghana aimed to avoid child emigration by developing income-generating activities in three rural villages, Gumu and Salvelugu in the north, and Wroaso in the south.

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Support for an orphanage
Save Our Lives Ghana (SOL-GH)

 

SOL-GH received an exceptional five-year contribution towards the operating costs of the Anwiankwanta orphanage. This aimed to give it time to put in place a sustainable financial model, less dependent on external funds.

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Extension and reconstruction of an orphanage
Save Our Lives Ghana (SOL-GH)

 

The project aimed to expand the orphanage’s capacity for an additional 15 children thanks to 20,000 m2 of land offered to the association to be used to create a third family unit. 

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Rainwater for an orphanage
International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA)

 

The project aimed to improve the living conditions of the children at the association’s orphanage and those attending the primary school by improving sanitation, access to water, the premise's environmental conditions and children's nutrition. 

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Self-sufficiency of an orphanage
Save Our Lives Ghana (SOL-GH)

 

The project aimed to expand the capacity of the association’s orphanage and ensure decent living conditions for the 80 children living there.

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